I have previously replied to the overpopulation objection to radical life extenstion, the most common objection to those of us who want to defeat death. While my defense of indefinite lifespans centers primarily around moral concerns, the computer scientist Alexandre Maurer has recently offered powerful mathematical reasons to doubt the whole premise of the overpopulation objection. Continue reading Alexandre Maurer on Why Longevity Doesn’t Equal Overpopulation
Charles T. Rubin is a professor of political science at Duquesne University. His 2003 article, “Artificial Intelligence and Human Nature,” is a systematic attack on the thinking of Ray Kurzweil and Hans Moravec, Continue reading Summary of Charles T. Rubin’s, “Artificial Intelligence and Human Nature,”
Human chromosomes (grey) capped by telomeres (white)
If death is inevitable, then all we can do is die and hope for the best. But perhaps we don’t have to die. Many respectable scientists now believe that humans can overcome death and achieve immortality through the use of future technologies. Continue reading How Science Can Make Us Immortal
Cosmic Evolution and the Meaning of Life
Earlier this year I published a piece in Scientia Salon entitled “Cosmic Evolution and the Meaning of Life.” Then a few days ago I wrote about my friend Larry Rifkin’s beautiful video about evolution and the meaning of life. Continue reading Cosmic Evolution, Transhumanism, and the Meaning of Life
A friend emailed me to say that he believed that transhumanists should strive to be free, if free will doesn’t currently exist, or strive to be freer, if humans currently possess some small modicum of free will. Continue reading Will Transhumanism Lead to Greater Freedom?